Washington, D.C. (October 20, 2021) — The NEA Foundation announced today that five educators will receive one of public education’s highest honors, the Horace Mann Award for Teaching Excellence. The award recognizes educators for their diligence and dedication to students, colleagues, communities, and their profession. The 2022 awardees are: Adriana Abundis Alonzo, a master educator […]Read more »
Ideas & Voices
WASHINGTON, D.C. (October 5, 2021) – The NEA Foundation welcomes Valeria Lassiter as the new chair of its Board of Directors. Lassiter is the founder and CEO of Lassiter & Associates a management consulting firm providing mission-driven organizations with smart strategic planning, stakeholder communications, fundraising, tailored coaching, and creative training solutions. She has served on […]Read more »
Moments before leaving the house, I discovered a six-inch tear in my suitcase. I frantically scrambled to find another suitcase, then rushed to the airport to board a flight that would take me to South Africa, a dream I have had for decades. Breathing easier aboard my flight, I sat on the plane reflecting on […]Read more »
If you are like me, you are fresh out of crayons, markers, erasers, pencils, and paper, but no worries, you have time to replenish not only your classroom shelves but your spiritual, mental, and physical selves as well. How do you ﬁnd the will, the way, and the wisdom to replenish all that has been […]Read more »
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